McDonald’s on Madison Street May Close on December 31

Posted on: December 15th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

By the end of this year, the Lower East Side will reportedly lose one of its few McDonald’s.

A reader gleaned from staff last week that the location on Madison Street is closing December 31. The unconfirmed word on the street is that the lease is up and the landlord is not renewing.

Open for two decades, the franchise at 213 Madison Street had been fairly well-trafficked, yet notorious for poor service. Yelp commenters tear this place apart – everything from no hairnets and little respect for customers, to slow order fulfillment. (Not as bad as the Golden Arches on Delancey Street.)

Nevertheless, it’s still rare to see a McDonald’s close down a location.

This is no doubt a rough-and-tumble block, but the small size of the building and available air rights make it prime for plucking, so to speak.

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